The Boulder Police Department is forming a community partnership where all residents and businesses that have surveillance cameras can work together to solve crime. Police investigations frequently involve time-intensive neighborhood canvasses in an effort to locate a surveillance camera that may have captured evidence related to a crime. Knowing ahead of time where cameras are located greatly speeds up investigations. Many times, the best available video evidence isn’t of the crime itself, but of pathways and streets leading into and out of the scene.
Signing up for this program does not give Boulder police the ability to freely access your cameras, claim ownership or dictate the camera system’s function. This is simply a tool that officers will use to see who might have captured footage related to a crime. Based on the location of the incident, if we believe a nearby camera might have captured something of interest, we would then request that the owner provide security video from that date and time of the incident. Participation in this partnership is completely voluntary. All registered information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by Boulder police personnel.
If you have an interest in helping Boulder police solve crime in your neighborhood and have a video surveillance system, we would love to hear from you. For more information and to sign-up please visit bouldercolorado.gov and search Neighborhood Surveillance Camera Program.
Posted: Jan. 23, 2019
Shannon Aulabaugh, Police and Fire PIO, 303-441-3370
Patrick von Keyserling, Communication Director, 303-441-4959